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Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults-A Report of the Surgeon General

Posted By Administration, Thursday, March 8, 2012

On Thursday, March 8, 2012, Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General, will release a comprehensive report that provides the first update on youth and tobacco since the initial report on this topic in 1994.

Please take a moment to review the information below on how you can learn more about the report, "Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults—A Report of the Surgeon General.”

This document will be the focal point of a press conference that takes place at 10:00 a.m. (EST).


Watch a live webcast of the press conference. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh, and Dr. Benjamin will discuss the importance of the new report and why preventing tobacco use among youth and young adults is critical to ending the tobacco epidemic.

Event: Press conference

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012

Time: Event begins at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time)

Note: It is recommended that you access the webcast at 9:00 a.m. to assure you have sufficient time to log on.


Twitter: You can also follow the Twitter conversation about this new report using #SGReport


A post-release conference call will provide a detailed overview of the major conclusions of the Surgeon General's Report.

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012

Time : 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (EST)

Call-in : 888-790-3562

Passcode : 8273294

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